Jewish Museum salutes Florida Jews in the military

  • Marcia Jo Zerivitz, executive director and chief curator, shows a single action colt that belonged to Army officer Max Bear at the 'Florida Jews in the Military' exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach, which looks at the thousands of Florida Jews have served in the U.S. Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and Air Force. CHRIS CUTRO/FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Isabel Anderson takes a look at her husband's flag, which is on loan to the 'Florida Jews in the Military' exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach. CHRIS CUTRO\FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Herbert Gaynor looks at a photograph of himself that was taken when he was in the military at the 'Florida Jews in the Military' exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach. CHRIS CUTRO\FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • A photograph of U.S. Army Lieutenant General David Fridovich, director of the Special Operations at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, is on display at the 'Florida Jews in the Military' exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach. CHRIS CUTRO\FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Every war going back to the Seminole Indian Wars is represented at the 'Florida Jews in the Military' exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach. CHRIS CUTRO\FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • A portrait of Confederate Army Lieutenant Michael Levy hangs in the exhibit along with the pot that he used to keep kosher at the 'Florida Jews in the Military' exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach. CHRIS CUTRO\FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Artifacts of all different types including a manual of how to shoot down a plane is on display at the 'Florida Jews in the Military' exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach. CHRIS CUTRO\FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • A search light designed by Morris Lapidus that is still used on Navy ships today is on display at the 'Florida Jews in the Military' exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach. CHRIS CUTRO\FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Chemical Officer Mosses Alter, photographed in front of the Enola Gay, has many artifacts on view at the 'Florida Jews in the Military' exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach. CHRIS CUTRO\FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • SPC Daniel J. Agami, who was killed in action in Iraq, is represented at the 'Florida Jews in the Military' exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach. CHRIS CUTRO\FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • This Dachau memorial ring belonging to a Polish couple was brought to the U.S. by Chaplain Mayer Abramowitz, and is on display at the 'Florida Jews in the Military' exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach. CHRIS CUTRO\FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Bruckman Formal pattern flatware that belonged to Adolf Hitler that was brought back after World War II by Lieutenant Colonel Mitchell Wolfson is on display at the 'Florida Jews in the Military' exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach. CHRIS CUTRO\FOR THE MIAMI HERALD